Fri 14 January 2022 | 19:10

The Gunners want London derby to be postponed

Arsenal wants their clash against Tottenham Spurs be postponed because of the Covid-19 cases.


has made an official request to convince the Premier League about postponing the London Derby as they have at least 12 players away because of Covid-19, suspensions, and players away at the Africa Cup of Nations.

The Premier League has confirmed the Gunners’ request in a statement that they released, and they will have a meeting on Saturday to discuss the rearrangement of the match.

"The Premier League has received a postponement request from Arsenal FC relating to their away match against

Tottenham Hotspur

, due to be played at 4.30pm on Sunday 16 January. The Premier League Board will meet tomorrow [Saturday] to review the application and inform both clubs and their fans of its decision,"

a statement read.

Mikel Arteta

also talked about the matter on Friday, insisting that although they don’t know if the game goes ahead or not, they will try their best to be prepared for the match.

"I don't know, it's difficult to say that with total honesty without assessing our players, but what is today very unlikely, tomorrow is likely to happen,"

he said


"It's gone the other way for us when we were ready to play a match and it was cancelled twice because the other team had issues so it can go both ways. But our intention is always to play."

source: SportMob

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